Love 1962. Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill a Mockingbird — what more do you need?
Lawrence of Arabia wins Best Picture and Best Director for David Lean (talked about here). Gregory Peck wins Best Actor for To Kill a Mockingbird (talked about here). Anne Bancroft wins Best Actress for The Miracle Worker (talked about here). All perfect. Then, Best Supporting Actor was Ed Begley for Sweet Bird of Youth (talked about here). I don’t like that one so much. But it’s not that bad, so it’s just unfortunate rather than terrible.
And then this category — holy shit. Scout Finch and Helen Keller. The two performances that were achieved here — by children, no less. Wow. Just wow.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – 1962
And the nominees were…
Mary Badham, To Kill a Mockingbird
Patty Duke, The Miracle Worker
Angela Lansbury, The Manchurian Candidate
Shirley Knight, Sweet Bird of Youth
Thelma Ritter, Birdman of Alcatraz (more…)